DRIVE ELECTRIC PA COALITION
The DEP Energy Programs Office and DOE Clean Cities organizations began collaborating in 2016 with stakeholders statewide in a planning process intended to increase the acceptance and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by state government agencies, local governments, businesses, industry, and the general public in Pennsylvania. The Coalition identified barriers to EV use in Pennsylvania and the most effective ways to overcome them. The result was the Pennsylvania EV Roadmap, and it’s counterpart, the 2021 Update. The Coalition meets quarterly is chaired by the DEP. Both EPACT and PRCC support DEPA through education and promotional opportunities and run local chapters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Future modeling of Pennsylvania EV Ownership. Courtesy: DVRPC
Drive Electric Pennsylvania Chapters are regional or local collections of plug-in electric vehicle drivers and other partners who wish to expand the use of EVs in their community. Local citizen outreach is the most impactful way to help make a difference in your area. Current local chapters are:
Three Rivers Chapter
Any under development?
If YOU want to help advance clean air initiatives and EV driving in Pennsylvania, we invite you to join your local chapter – or Start a Chapter – and see how you can get involved to make a difference for our beautiful state!
For consumer drivers, state incentives through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) and Driving PA Forward, along with federal tax credit programs are accelerating the transition to cleaner transportation here in Pennsylvania. Additionally, some electric utilities offer EV rebates, so be sure to check with your local provider. Information for fleet incentives can be found here.
PA DEP Vehicle Rebate: Up to $750 (additional $1,000 for low income households)
PA DEP Organizational Charging Rebate: Up to $4,000
Vehicle Tax Credit: Up to $7,500
PECO Rebate: $50 per plug-in vehicle
PECO Commercial Charging Rebate: $500
Duquesne Light Company Rebate: $60 per plug-in vehicle